INDIANAPOLIS – This week, State Senator Karen Tallian (D-Ogden Dunes) filed a bill to support Indiana’s working families. Sen. Tallian’s proposal would update the state’s workers’ compensation programs. If passed, this legislation would increase the benefits for injuries and disablements by 10 percent each year for three years.

“State-based workers’ compensation programs provide necessary financial support for workers who were injured or become sick while on the job,” Sen. Tallian said. “Benefits are normally on a schedule for yearly increases; however, the last increase was back in 2016. Many times, the costs of workplace injuries is borne by workers and their families. I want to make sure that Hoosiers don’t fall into poverty just because they were injured on the job. My bill will make sure that Indiana’s working families have continued access to the compensation benefits to which they are entitled.”